Are E-Cigs Safe? 

     I am no doctor and nor do I claim that e-cigs are safe. But it doesn't take a doctor to come to the conclusion of pure common sense. Just the basic eye test really gives you a good idea of what we are comparing here. 

A typical tobacco cigarette contains: 

  • Acetone – found in nail polish remover
  • Acetic Acid –  an ingredient in hair dye
  • Ammonia – a common household cleaner
  • Arsenic – used in rat poison
  • Benzene – found in rubber cement
  • Butane – used in lighter fluid
  • Cadmium – active component in battery acid
  • Carbon Monoxide – released in car exhaust fumes
  • Formaldehyde – embalming fluid
  • Hexamine – found in barbecue lighter fluid
  • Lead – used in batteries
  • Naphthalene – an ingredient in moth balls
  • Methanol – a main component in rocket fuel
  • Nicotine – used as insecticide
  • Tar – material for paving roads
  • Toluene - used to manufacture paint


Your typical e-cig contains:

  • 80% – 92% – Propylene glycol -   

                      *   PG is primarily used a solvent for food colors and flavorings                                                                       *   As a solvent in many pharmaceuticals, including oral, and topical formulations                                         *   In saline solutions

  •  0.5% – Ethyl Acetate

                     *   Coffee beans and tea leaves are decaffeinated with this solvent.

  • 0.0% – 2.4% – Nicotine
  • 0.5% – 4% – Water
  • 1% – 4% – Flavoring